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Northeastern Madagascar Agricultural Fires


Published December 16, 2011


Dozens of fires (red) were burning in eastern Madagascar on December 14, 2011 at 07:00 UTC (2 a.m. EST). The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image. Smoke is light-brown in this NASA satellite image, while fires are designated by a red dot. As much as a third of Madagascar burns annually, according to Wild Madagascar.org, as farmers set fires to clear land for agriculture and pasture. Usually fires are known to spread into adjacent wildlands. NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team. Caption: NASA/Goddard, Rob Gutro


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Date 2011-12-16
Identifier 611484main_madagascar-MODIS1600x1200
Addeddate 2012-01-26 19:45:34
Publicdate 2012-01-26 19:45:47
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